Guns and vehicles take Semana Santa toll

Gunfire and vehicle accidents shared the leads as the cause of death in Semana Santa.

The Cruz Roja said Wednesday that the holiday fatality list shows seven deaths by firearms. That’s about 39 percent of the 18 reported dead, said the rescue agency. There also are seven deaths of persons hit by vehicles or being injured in accidents.

There also were two water deaths by Wednesday afternoon, said the agency. One was of a young man in the Río Celeste.

In all, the rescue agency provided help one way or another to 108 persons already this week, it reported. The agency has 139 aid stations and 300 workers on the job during Semana Santa, it said.

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